Simplifying Hybrid Cloud
By "Jim Lein, Oracle Midsize-Oracle" on May 08, 2014
by Jim Lein, Oracle Midsize Programs
My favorite brain game on lumosity.com
is “Train of Thought”. The idea is to make sure every train engine arrives at
the right color-coded station by flipping switches at track intersections. The
better you get, the more stations you manage and the more trains are in play at
once. It gets stressful pretty quick.
Quite a bit of research
lately predicts the rise of hybrid cloud adoption—a blend of on premise,
private cloud, and public cloud IT solutions. Growing companies don’t want to
rule out a potentially best-fit option based solely on deployment model. Thus,
if you want all the good stuff now, you’re probably going to end up with a
That can translate to lots of moving parts—trainloads of information seeking the right station. Even a public cloud solution needs some attention. With a best of breed, hybrid strategy, it’s possible to have a dozen or more systems that need to talk to each other.
In this report, “Cloud for Business Managers in Midsized Organizations: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” 76% of respondents say their ability to innovate using their cloud apps has been hindered and the main hindrance is a lack of integration (54%). That can be especially challenging for midsize companies with no IT staff or just a handful of employees dedicated to IT.
good news is that Oracle and its partners know how to manage all the moving
parts. For example, Denovo
started out as a traditional IT consulting and services company and, in 2009, began
building a robust hosting
and managed services practice for Oracle JD Edwards customers. Denovo has
the expertise to connect their customers’ private ERP clouds with other on
premise and public cloud solutions, from
Oracle and other vendors.
“Our customers want to leverage technology from the driver’s
seat,” says Paul Herbka, Director of Enterprise Hosting, Cloud and Managed
Services, at Denovo. “Not the other way around. They recognize that cloud is
about more than just cost savings. It’s about speed of deployment, flexibility,
elasticity, and agility. They want all that without having to manage all the
Since Denovo started hosting with a strong consulting practice already in place, they have the know-how to build one-of-a kind ERP ecosystems for each customer. They understand how to pull or push information from one application to another, whether on premise or cloud.
“It’s all about being smarter, faster, and cheaper,” says Herbka. “It’s imperative for our customers to visualize their IT strategies through a single pane of glass. That’s why we offer a simple but comprehensive private enterprise cloud. Our clients run their own core business. The let us take care of the chore of delivering that software and infrastructure and concentrating on the technical details.”
Herbka will be presenting a live webinar, “ERP Cloud Benefits - from Chore to Core”, on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 from 9:00am - 10:00am PST. He’ll be covering:
- Ways to increase agile cloud-enabled business solutions
- How business leaders are leveraging cloud solutions to drive innovation
- How to gain support for your own cloud projects and initiatives
- About success stories of cloud technology that reduced IT cost by up to 18%
Click here to register.
“Building a Hybrid Cloud: Five decision criteria for evaluating and selecting hybrid cloud solutions”, by Irfan Saif is a principal and leader of the postdigital enterprise initiative at Deloitte & Touche, featured in Oracle’s Profit Online magazine.
I evangelize Oracle's enterprise solutions for growing midsize companies. I recently celebrated 15 years with Oracle,
having joined JD Edwards in 1999. I'm based in Evergreen, Colorado and
love relating stories about creativity and innovation whether they be
about software, live music, or the mountains. The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of Oracle.